The "Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa" (VETGOV) programme was intended to bring about institution strengthening of veterinary services in Africa towards (i) the establishment of adequate veterinary services at the national level, and (ii) the strengthening of regional institutions to play their roles of coordination, harmonisation, integration and support to countries with the aim to stimulate a more conducive environment for public and private investments in the livestock sector.
The VETGOV programme focused on three main areas:
• creating a conducive and participatory change environment through evidence-based advocacy and knowledge creation
• build institutional and individual capacity in policy analysis, formulation and implementation to undertake institutional strengthening of veterinary services
• encouraging change through supporting initiatives with high leverage effects.
The project started in January 2012 and ended in July 2017